Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane, who is all set to debut in Bollywood with Sanam Teri Kasam, is all praises for her colleague Mahira Khan and says there is no competition with the Pakistani actress.
Mahira will be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees. Mawra says she looks upto the Humsafar actress and says
she is 'proud of her.'
"When Mahira's show Humsafar released, I was not even
an actor. I look upto her. She is stunning and truly gorgeous
in the real sense. There is no competition at all. She has
been longer in the industry. It has been only two-and-half
years for me," Mawra told PTI.
"I feel great that we will be debuting in Bollywood in
the same year. I am really proud of her. It will be wonderful
because we both will be nominated as debutantes and that is
something fantastic," she added.
Helmed by director duo Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru,
Sanam Teri Kasam also stars Harshvardhan Rane.
The 23-year-old actress says the film, which will
release simultaneously in India and Pakistan on February 5,
has generated tremendous buzz in her country.
"People in Pakistan did not expect the film to be this
big. They are thrilled and the word of mouth is very positive
there. No one my age has come to India and done a film. Nobody
has been 'launched' in that sense. I am extremely grateful
that I am a part of this film," she said.
Mawra says she instantly came on board for the romantic-
drama after it was narrated to her.
"Radhika and Vinay had called me and they started the
narration on Skype. The moment they said that it's a story of
a simple, bespectacled girl I knew I would be doing it.
Because when you have a girl with spectacles, you will also
have her transformation. I will get to show both the sides. I
was on board instantly," she said.
The actress, popular for her TV dramas like Aahista
Aahista and Ik Tamanna Lahasil Si, says she is content with
the way the film has turned out.
"I am not nervous really. I am not over-confident but
very satisfied because what we wanted to create, we have
achieved that. Everyone worked as a team and I am very pleased
with the result," she said.